Yay, brother is getting advice on first gun purchase!

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Yay, brother is getting advice on first gun purchase!

Post by Aaron » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:03 pm

Seems he was rather enamored with my .45 XD Compact and will soon be purchasing one himself. We're trading texts back and forth right now. Problem is, he still lives in my home state, Oregon, where as I don't, so I know nothing of the local fun stores. Still, first my sister and her hubby, then my parents, now my brother, go me!
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Post by 308Mike » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:46 pm

EXCELLENT news!! The more gun owners we have, the more they'll cherish their freedoms and fight to not have them taken away.
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Post by mousegun » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:05 pm

Aaron wrote:Seems he was rather enamored with my .45 XD Compact and will soon be purchasing one himself. We're trading texts back and forth right now. Problem is, he still lives in my home state, Oregon, where as I don't, so I know nothing of the local fun stores. Still, first my sister and her hubby, then my parents, now my brother, go me!
While I was up visiting recently, I saw Wild Bills gun store in Molalla. My mother told me it was purchased a few years back by a retired fireman who she knows from her department; he's supposed to be a stand up guy. Under his ownership the store has become fairly popular; seems even a bunch of Portland cops shop there. Didn't get a chance to stop in but it probably wouldn't hurt for your brother to check it out.

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Post by Aaron » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:37 pm

Is that the place with the drive thru ammo window? If so, I've frequented it a few times. My dad and brother-in-law have both done a bit of reconnoitering so they'll probably take him around a bit. Seems Molalla, Woodburn, and Gresham have some of the best places in the state.
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Post by Dub_James » Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:06 am

Good work! :D
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Post by Aegis » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:14 am

Whereabouts in Oregon? If he's in the Portland area, Keith's Sporting Goods in Gresham is a good place to start (just make sure he talks to Stu, Keith, Chuck, or the redhead who works there; the other guys can be a bit unhelpful at times.) If he's in the Albany/Corvallis area, the Philomath Gun Shop has a pretty good selection as well, though the employees are often a bit crotchety.

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Post by Aaron » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:16 am

He's moved since the last time I was at his place, but I believe he's closest to Gresham. I'll let him know, thanks.
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Post by Denis » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:21 am

Aaron wrote:...the place with the drive thru ammo window?
Wow! I knew the gunshop here was missing something.

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